Flora Leslie Gilmore Mitchel's longtime dream finally comes true in a limited edition publication of "Beach Grove Memories," now available through Lakes Region Historical Society.
"Beach Grove," as it came to be known, is the name of a lakefront property, consisting of roughly ninety-eight acres, which originally encompassed approximately 1656 feet of sandy shoreline on the eastern edge of Lake Marie, just west of Antioch Illinois.
Beach Grove was conceived by John Leslie, his wife, Sallie, and their close friends, James and Caroline Robertson, when they purchased what was to become a summer escape from urban heat and ended up with a lakeshore retreat initially shared by 11 families.
"Beach Grove Memories" traces the purchase, ownership, and lineage of the sub-division of the original property through the histories of the families who have owned since the property was originally purchased in 1886, and details the recreation, lifestyles, and contributions made by both the original 11 families, and those generations who have come since. The publication includes many interesting stories and photographs.
To order a your own copy of Beach Grove Memories, please send a check for $62.00, which includes $7.00 for postage and handling, to: Lakes Region Historical Society, 965 Main Street, Antioch, Illinois 60002.
If you special memory of Beach Grove you would like to share, or would like to meet Harold Gilmore Mitchell, the son of author Flora Leslie Gilmore Mitchel, who was instrumental in getting this project done, please plan on attending a very special meeting at Lakes Region Historical Society on Sunday, June 7th, 2015.
Date: Sunday, June 7th, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM,
Location: Lakes Region Historical Society
977 Main Street
Antioch Illinois 60002
For more information, please call (847) 395-4910 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Lest We Forget
Are you familiar with our new "Lest We Forget" project? The Lest We Forget project will create an historical record of the names of Village of Antioch and Antioch Township area residents, past or present, who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and were honorably discharged. Residents need not have lived here during the period of their service.
For more information on the Lest We Forget project, please see the October 2014 Lakes Region Historical Society newsletter.
COMES to LRHS
Lakes Region Historical Society welcomes Holly Garvey as our official resident blogger!
Holly is a "self-proclaimed history nerd" with a degree in history from Northeastern Illinois University who will be digging through the archives to share the hidden treasures which have never before been seen.
For more information please see her new blog at: http://outofthearchiveslrhs.tumbler.comg
If you have something specific you would like to see Holly address in a future blog post, please "send her a fan mail" via the blog: http://outofthearchiveslrhs.tumbler.comg
NEW CALENDAR NOW ONLINE!
ChicagoNetTech, the ISP who hosts Lakes Region Historical Society's website and e-mail is in the process of making some major updates to our website and services.
This project, which will take a couple of years to complete, will eventually make our entire collection available for viewing online. The first part of the project will include a fully searchable database of our collection of more than 150,000 post cards.
As part of that process, there will be some pretty substantial updates to our website as well. Those changes have already begun with the addition of a new Calendar. To see the new calendar page, just select the Calendar option on the menu above or click here.
The new Lakes Region Historical Calendar will allow us to provide more information about our events, keep the calendar more up-to-date, and provide driving directions to all of our events.
If you have an event you would like to have considered for the LRHS Calendar, please submit a request using our Online Contact Form
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